• Yorkshire Recycling Company Get New Vehicle to Help Grow Business

Waste Management

Yorkshire Recycling Company Get New Vehicle to Help Grow Business

Feb 24 2011

Businesses will be able to send less food waste to landfill, thanks to new investment from Forge Recycling and CO2Sense (UK). The £20,000 investment from CO2Sense has allowed Leeds-based Forge Recycling to buy a split-compartment waste collection vehicle, increasing the amount of waste that they can recycle.

The vehicle has two compartments, a small one that takes food waste, and a larger one that takes general waste. This means that the material from the larger compartment can be more easily sorted and recycled. The food waste is then composted in an In-vessel Composter, and is sold on as a fertiliser. This makes recycling easier and cheaper for businesses – they can get all their waste collected at once, have up to 90% of it diverted from landfill, and pay around the same or even less than sending the waste to landfill.

CO2Sense, part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Yorkshire Forward, invested £20,000 so that Forge Recycling could purchase the vehicle, which will help reduce food waste in the region and reduce CO2 emissions. CO2Sense is a not-for-profit company that helps businesses, including recyclers, to cut carbon and grow.

Harvey Mills, from Forge Recycling, said, “We are very excited to be able to offer this service to our customers, and to be able to recover such a large portion of the waste we collect. We want to expand our collection to include the York and Harrogate areas, so we will be able to offer this service to businesses across a large part of Yorkshire. CO2Sense have offered invaluable investment for us in buying our first split-compartment vehicle, and it means that we have a better service and can prevent even more recyclable waste being sent to landfill.”

Businesses are already benefitting from the new Forge Recycling vehicle. Simon Powell, General Manager at the Britannia Hotel, Bramhope, said “Being able to have all our waste taken at once, but at the same time knowing it will be sustainably managed, saves us a lot of time, makes being green a lot easier, and saves us money on landfill costs”.


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